February 24, 2024

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China Supports Female Technologists for Greater Roles in Tech Innovation

Female science and technology talents are an important part of the science and technology talent team and a very important force in China’s science and technology cause. To further stimulate the innovative vitality of female scientific and technological talents, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the All-China Women’s Federation and several other government agencies apply several measures.

These measures aim to better play the important role of female scientific and technological talents in promoting innovation-driven development, achieving high-level technological self-reliance, and building a world technological power.

Deeply understand the importance of supporting female scientific and technological talents to play a greater role in technological innovation

Female scientific and technological talents have made outstanding contributions in basic theory, applied technology, and engineering practice, and fully demonstrated their female strength. However, on the whole, there is still a lack of high-level female scientific and technological talents. The role of female scientific and technological talents in technological innovation has not yet been fully achieved. In the “14th Five-Year Plan” and for a long period of time in the future, China must adhere to gender equality and equal opportunities, create a better environment for female scientific and technological talents to grow and progress, display their talents, and play their roles.

Cultivating high-level female scientific and technological talents

China strives to support female science and technology talents to undertake science and technology plan projects. In the organisation and implementation of the National Science and Technology Plan, creating conditions to attract more female scientific and technological talents to participate is necessary. China also aims to explore the establishment of women scientists projects in several national key research and development programs.

Vigorously support the innovation and entrepreneurship of female scientific and technological talents

China supports female scientific and technological talents to devote themselves to high-quality development. National high-tech industrial development zones and technology business incubators strengthen their support for female technology entrepreneurs and cultivate more female technology entrepreneurs. The nation also supports female scientific and technological personnel to participate in the special action of scientific and technical personnel to serve enterprises, and enhance the technological innovation capabilities of enterprises.

Improve the evaluation and incentive mechanism for female scientific and technological talents

China encourages female scientific and technological talents to be selected into the national high-level talent plan. The national talent plan appropriately relaxes the age limit for female applicants, and employers should give priority to recommending female scientific and technological talents under the same conditions. The co-opting of academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering encourages the nomination of more outstanding female scientists as candidates, and supports women to be selected first under the same conditions.

Support the scientific research work of female scientific and technological talents during pregnancy and nursing

China creates a good scientific research environment for pregnant and nursing female scientific and technological talents. China also encourages scientific research units to set up a female scientific research return fund to support female scientific researchers returning to scientific research posts after giving birth. In the assessment and evaluation, job hiring and other links, the time limit for pregnant and nursing female scientific and technological talents is appropriately relaxed, and the evaluation period is extended.

Strengthen the training of female reserve talents in science and technology

China cultivates female students’ interest in science by vigorously publicising the typical deeds of female scientists and the outstanding contributions of women in science and technology. China also carries out activities for female scientists to enter campus in a normal way, play a role model and lead, and cultivate female students’ interest and aspirations to love and learn science. There are various science popularisation education bases and popular science activities should increase the participation of female students in primary and secondary schools.

Strengthen the basic work of female scientific and technological talents

China strengthens statistics and research by establishing a data indicator system for female scientific and technological talents and incorporate them into national scientific and technological statistics to dynamically grasp the development status of female scientific and technological talents. China continues to carry out research on “Technology and Gender”, conduct gender equality assessment of science and technology policies, and carry out follow-up research on the growth of female science and technology talents to provide support for the further improvement of policies for female science and technology talents.

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Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

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CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.

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Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

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SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

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HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

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IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.

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